Arabic News

The European Union Opens Up Travel from Tunisia and Other Nations

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the case may be, updated. Based on the criteria and ...

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Immigrazione, diminuniscono le partenze dalla Tunisia

Sull’emergenza immigrazione è intervenuto il deputato alla Camera Eugenio Saitta del Movimento Cinque Stelle che ha evidenziato l’azione diplomatica portata avanti dal ministro degli Esteri Luigi Di Maio con le autorità tunisine. “I siciliani meritano sicurezza e non possono essere gli unici a sobbarcarsi l’onere dell’accoglienza. In questo senso non possiamo non sottolineare positivamente l’azione diplomatica del ministro Di Maio. ...

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Foreign Interference in the Libyan Civil War: Is Libya Going Adrift?

The civil war in Libya is taking a distinct trajectory, full of uncertainty and risks. Between July 27 and 29, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud paid visits to Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco to discuss the Libyan crisis. The tours, official but unplanned, aimed at addressing the Libyan civil war’s challenges and exchanging views on the possible ...

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‘Early Elections’ Tops Consultations to Form New Tunisian Govt

Ennahda Movement’s Shura Council continues Sunday, for the second day in a row, its meetings in Hammamet city, northeastern Tunisia, to discuss scenarios for forming the next government. Meanwhile, three premises have been suggested on members of the Council, which is the movement’s highest decision-making authority. The first is joining a new government coalition that may bring it together with ...

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Aguila Saleh’s visit to Algeria raises questions about his agenda and that of hosts

ALGIERS–The Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh, arrived in the Algerian capital on Saturday for an unscheduled visit, at a time when Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune renewed his country’s desire to play a mediating role between the opposed factions in the Libyan crisis. The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives was received by his Algerian counterpart,  Slimane Chenine, ...

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US Bill Against Cuban ‘Doctor Trafficking’ Could Impact Algeria

A US senator introduced a new bill on June 17 targeting countries that hire Cuban doctors through the island country’s “medical missions,” less than one month after Algeria publicized its involvement in the practice. The bill, titled “Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act,” requires the US State Department to publicize the list of countries that benefit from Cuba’s medical missions. An ...

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Post-lockdown recovery up in flames for Tunisia market vendors

TUNIS: It was the first day that the whole of the Tunis medina was open for business after nearly three months of lockdown, but market vendor Abdelaziz Talbi wasn’t working. He had nothing to sell. Three weeks earlier, just as Tunisia began easing its lockdown to allow some markets to open, the 67-year-old had lost his entire stock of clothes ...

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Tunisia has beaten coronavirus: prime minister

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh announced Sunday that the country has achieved a victory against the novel coronavirus as it has recorded almost no new new cases. Fakhfakh made the statement on a local TV channel, saying Tunisians should be proud of themselves for beating the virus. “We came out of this crisis with really important health consequences and the ...

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Egyptian workers return from Libya after incendiary video

CAIRO — Twenty-three Egyptian workers who were recently detained by militias allied with the Tripoli-based government in western Libya and later released arrived home on Thursday, Egypt’s official news agency MENA reported. Meanwhile, the U.S. military renewed its accusations that the Russian government is deploying warplanes to the North African country. The release and repatriation of the Egyptian workers came ...

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The unfolding geopolitical power play in war-torn Libya

After Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar failed to seize Tripoli following a 14-month military campaign, his foreign backers are repositioning themselves on the battlefield for maximum leverage, analysts say. In the past month, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured strategic locations including the al-Watiya airbase and Tarhuna, Haftar’s last major stronghold in western Libya, which had been ...

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